Almost ten years ago the United States Commissioner of Education, Sidney Marland, introduced into the educational vocabulary a new expression - career education. Since then we, in higher education and especially liberal arts and general education, have given little thought to the concept. Because all of us know that vocationalism has no place in a liberal arts education. Consequently, career education also has no place. Yet over the last few years I have observed what appears to be an erosion. Some faculty have moved from hostility to indifference, to cautious support, and, in some cases, to active support of the concept. Some view career education as the feature with the potential of bringing the much sought-after relevance to the instrumentalist position of general education.
"General Education for Living and the Value of Work: Are they Compatible?,"
Perspectives (1969-1979): Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol8/iss3/5